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The Gate

What did you do when you went below?
We've been away and we need to know
There's no going back, your time is due
It doesn't seem long, but hey, that's the rule

We made it all for you
We thought you'd like it too

So what did you do in the early days
Did you learn to live, or was it just a haze
Did you learn to reason and use your head
Did you learn at all? What was that you said?

You blew them all away
So you could have your way

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Yes, but did you like the sun, the land and sea
Did you notice how it all was free
Did you feel the wind; were the storms too much?
The stars at night were an extra touch

We made it all for you
We thought you'd like it too

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Millions of acres, but you want it all
Oceans are teeming yet you squabble for more
So many children, you can't feed them all
Who'll swallow their pride and be first to walk tall?

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You started with more than you need
If only you could tame your greed
So why pretend it's for the cause
When all we see are endless wars

Why did you spoil it all
How can you be so sure

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Life isn't free, don't you see

And if you had the chance, would you tell them how
You decide who lives and who dies now
Could you tell them straight, look them in the eye
Do you think they'd mind once you told them why?

Well don't despair
They're waiting over there

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So what did you do when you went below
We've been away and we need to know
There's no going back, your time is due
It doesn't seem long, but hey, that's the rule

We made it all for you
We thought you'd like it too
And just to prove to you...
We're going to let you through